Marc Bircham has told Sky Sports he is in no doubt that QPR star Ebere Eze can go right to the top.
Eze was picked up by Rangers in 2016 after being released by Millwall and the young forward continues to impress.
“He goes past players easier than Raheem Sterling did,” said Bircham, who coached QPR’s youngsters when Manchester City and England star Sterling was on the club’s books.
“Sterling would beat players with pace or do a trick or a chop – it’s all dynamic movements. But Ebere Eze just glides past players.”
Bircham was former R’s boss Ian Holloway’s assistant when Eze burst into the first team last season.
The 20-year-old’s progress has continued this term – he has scored two goals in as many games.
“In terms of his natural ability, he’s up there with one of the best I’ve seen,” Bircham said.
“He’s exciting when he gets the ball. As he’s both-footed, he can go both ways past people. He gets you off your seat.
“If he keeps getting the ball in dangerous areas, something will happen.”